Amelia Earhart Elementary opened in May 1963. Amelia Earhart Elementary School was built in 1963 on 10.59 acres of land in the city ofHialeah. It includes one main building, one annex building and six portables. The school was named after Amelia Earhart, an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in theformation of the Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Just east of the location of the school, then the Miami Municipal Airport, Amelia Earhart began her World-Wide circling flight dawn, June 1, 1937, in the twin engine Electra. The plane vanished 32 days later over the Pacific Ocean 4,210 miles short of the U.S. mainland. This location, erected on October 26, 1947 was the original memorial site forAmelia Earhart. In 1963, Miami-Dade County School Board used these facts as the rationale for naming the school after the pioneer female.
The staff of Amelia Earhart Elementary School is committed to the academic achievement of all its students. We will develop and implement a curriculum that will meet the needs of our multi-cultural student population and community, enhance students' academic performance, provide opportunities to encourage adult literacy, and develop life skills for functioning independently in our information age.
Our vision is to provide a nurturing, safe environment where we promote Multicultural Education, increase student achievement, and prepare
our students for the world of work, equipping them to become productive citizens. We are devoted to ensuring the academic success of all our students. We are strongly committed to reaching our goals by working shoulder-to-shoulder with parents and community members, for the betterment of our students.